Copies of historic building regulation decisions and plans

Is there a charge?

Yes. Our charges are calculated for the retrieval of the information and processing the request. For the completion of requests which will take more than 30 minutes to complete a further charge of £17 plus VAT will be applied for every subsequent 30 minutes or part 30 minutes taken to retrieve and process the information requested.

Once we have confirmed we hold the information you have requested we will contact you with details of the cost to process the information requested, when we have received this payment we will continue with your request.
In addition to our current service we also provide a 'Fast track' service to request and receive copies of historic decision notices and plans (subject to permission granted by the plan owner/author) within 2 working days of receipt of payment.

From 1 September 2018 there will be a change to the charges applied. A charge of £17 for 'Standard' service and £40 for 'Fast track' will apply for each individual document or plan requested from a building regulation application.

Service level Cost for search VAT Total cost*
Standard £17 £3.40 £20.40
Fast track £40 £8 £48

*Please note: additional postage and printing costs will be added to the 'Total cost' if a paper response is requested. Details are available on request.

Concessions may be available to Parish and Town Councils and local voluntary groups.

You are also able to view this information free of charge at our offices by appointment only. For more details please email buildingcontrol@telford.gov.uk.

Making a request

All requests for copy of historic decision notices or plans should be emailed to buildingcontrol@telford.gov.uk. If you require our fast track service you should include a telephone number so that we can contact you to confirm what information we hold and take your payment.

Standard service

We will acknowledge your email and you will receive notification within 20 working days, confirming if we hold the information you have requested or not. You will be issued with a reference number and a confirmed charge for processing your request. Upon receipt of your payment, your request will be processed and the requested information sent to you within 15 working days.

Please note: if we do not receive payment from you within 10 working days of our confirmation we will cancel your request.

Fast track service

We will acknowledge receipt of your email and advise you by telephone, where possible, within 1 working day as to what information we hold in relation to your request and take the relevant payment from you.

Your requested information will then be returned to you within 2 working days.

Last updated: 11.03am on Wednesday 1 August 2018

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